Thank you for taking the time to complete the 2019-20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20).

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education, is authorized to conduct NPSAS:20 by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002, 20 U.S.C. §9543). EurekaFacts, with RTI International, is administering this voluntary survey on behalf of NCES. There are no penalties should you choose not to participate in this study. All of the information you provide may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151).

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this voluntary survey is 1850-0803 v. The time required to complete this survey is estimated to average 25 minutes per response, including the time to review instructions and complete and review the survey. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate, suggestions for improving this survey, or any comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this survey, please e-mail: or write directly to: NPSAS:20, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PCP, 550 12th Street, SW, 4 th floor, Washington, D.C. 20202.